The Icicles recorded their debut EP Pure Sugar at Kingsize Studios in Chicago with Dave Trumfio (OK Go, Billy Bragg, Wilco) at the helm. Six songs were recorded, mixed and mastered over the course of a weekend in October 2001, and the resulting EP was released in March 2002. 2003 saw some personnel changes in The Icicles’ line-up. Emily replaced original bassist Daniel. After a short period as an official “girl group,” drummer and founding member Korrie Sue left and Greg took over.